Naermyth, by Karen Francisco.
Yesterday while I was reading some very old Sunday Inquirers in the library, I came across an article about a fantasy novel set in a post apocalyptic Philippines after creatures from local folklore awoke and took over. That novel was Naermyth, and I knew from that moment that I had to read it.
Fastforward a few hours and a cool anthropology class, I convinced Aji to buy this baby and lend it to me for the weekend. I’m six chapters in, and despite some few editing issues (unavoidable in local print), it is shaping up to be a pretty darn good book, probably the best Philippine fantasy story I’ve ever read.
check out the book’s website here.